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August 13, 2022, 2:12 AM

Firefighters continue battling large Hawaii wildfire

Dozens of firefighters are battling a large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island
August 13, 2022, 2:12 AM
Firefighters continue battling large Hawaii wildfire
August 12, 2022, 6:12 PM

Wildfire rips through French countryside amid drought

Nearly 10,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes and farms in the Bordeaux region as 1,200 firefighters try to cut fire lines and save several towns.
August 12, 2022, 6:12 PM
Wildfire rips through French countryside amid drought
August 12, 2022, 2:31 PM

European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires

Firefighters from across Europe have started arriving in France to help battle several wildfires, including a blaze ravaging pine forests in the country's southwest
August 12, 2022, 2:31 PM
European firefighters join battle to stop French wildfires
August 12, 2022, 12:04 AM

Thousands flee wildfire emergency in famed wine region

A wildfire is raging in the famed wine region of Bordeaux, France, and the prefecture of Gironde has ordered an estimated 10,000 residents to evacuate the area.
August 12, 2022, 12:04 AM
Thousands flee wildfire emergency in famed wine region
August 11, 2022, 5:16 PM

Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfire rages in France amid heat waves

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee discusses the raging wildfires in France where thousands of people were forced to evacuate as Europe deals with unprecedented heat waves and droughts.
August 11, 2022, 5:16 PM
Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfire rages in France amid heat waves
August 11, 2022, 12:26 PM

Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in France

Wildfires in the French wine region have caused the evacuation of 10,000 residents. French officials are now asking volunteers to help battle the blaze, which has been exacerbated by dry conditions.
August 11, 2022, 12:26 PM
Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in France
August 11, 2022, 12:17 PM

Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region

A wildfire is raging at an “unprecedented” rate south of Bordeaux, France, firefighters said Wednesday.
August 11, 2022, 12:17 PM
Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region
August 10, 2022, 11:31 PM

Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region

Firefighters say the fire near Bordeaux, France, is growing at an "unprecedented" speed.
August 10, 2022, 11:31 PM
Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region
August 10, 2022, 8:48 PM

Dozens of wildfires burn in southwestern France

Dozens of wildfires are burning in southwestern France amid Europe's successive heatwaves and drought, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.
August 10, 2022, 8:48 PM
Dozens of wildfires burn in southwestern France
August 7, 2022, 1:37 AM

Tribe: California wildfire near Oregon causes fish deaths

It's unclear exactly what is causing the fish deaths.
August 7, 2022, 1:37 AM
August 4, 2022, 5:43 PM

Fast-moving 1,400-acre brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in California

A fast moving brush fire in California has prompted mandatory evacuations.
August 4, 2022, 5:43 PM
Fast-moving 1,400-acre brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations
August 4, 2022, 8:40 AM

2 dead as McKinney Fire explodes to more than 57,000 acres in California

A fire burning out of control in a Northern California national forest is now the largest wildland fire in the state this year, officials said.
August 4, 2022, 8:40 AM
2 dead as California wildfire explodes to more than 57,000 acres
August 4, 2022, 3:37 AM

Texas wildfires continue to erupt; firefighters keep moving

One firefighter has suffered burns and two others have been treated for heat exhaustion while fighting a new North Texas wildfire that is completely uncontained after burning almost half a square mile
August 4, 2022, 3:37 AM
August 4, 2022, 12:01 AM

Wind-whipped fire leaves Northern California hamlet in ashes

Firefighters are making progress as they battle California's largest wildfire.
August 4, 2022, 12:01 AM
August 2, 2022, 8:44 PM

Death toll rises to 4 in Northern California's McKinney Fire

Firefighters battling a massive blaze in the Northern Californian are simultaneously fighting another growing fire in the same drought-dry wooded land, officials said.
August 2, 2022, 8:44 PM
2 more bodies recovered in California wildfire
August 2, 2022, 11:31 AM

2 dead as McKinney Fire rages in Northern California

The blaze has destroyed more than 55,000 acres since it began Friday, causing evacuation orders for 3,000 residents.
August 2, 2022, 11:31 AM
2 dead as McKinney Fire rages in Northern California
August 2, 2022, 3:17 AM

California fire explodes to more than 55,000 acres

A fire burning out of control in a Northern California national forest is now the largest wildland fire in the state this year, officials said.
August 2, 2022, 3:17 AM
California fire explodes to more than 55,000 acres
August 2, 2022, 1:46 AM

McKinney wildfire is California's largest fire this year

The McKinney Fire in northern California is now the largest wildfire in the state this year, growing to 55,000 acres.
August 2, 2022, 1:46 AM
McKinney wildfire is California's largest fire this year
August 1, 2022, 5:31 PM

Puppy rescued from ruins of McKinney Fire

A photographer capturing the damage caused by California wildfires comes to the aid of a puppy wandering through the ruins of the area.
August 1, 2022, 5:31 PM
Puppy rescued from ruins of McKinney Fire
August 1, 2022, 2:43 PM

2 bodies found in burned vehicle in California wildfire zone

California officials say two bodies have been found inside a burned vehicle in the zone of a raging California wildfire that is one of several major blazes burning across the western U.S. West amid hot, dry and gusty conditions
August 1, 2022, 2:43 PM
2 bodies found inside vehicle in path of big California fire
August 1, 2022, 11:31 AM

McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest wildfire this year

The large wildland fire has torched more than 52,000 acres since Friday, and emergency responders have found at least two people dead.
August 1, 2022, 11:31 AM
McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest wildfire this year
August 1, 2022, 2:07 AM

McKinney Fire burns more than 51,000 acres in Northern California

California declared a state of emergency on Saturday for Siskiyou County due to the McKinney Fire, which has become the largest wildland fire in the state this year.
August 1, 2022, 2:07 AM
McKinney Fire burns more than 51,000 acres in Northern California
July 31, 2022, 11:16 PM

Wildfire spreads in northern California

The McKinney Fire has only been burning for two days, but it’s already scorched more than 51,000 acres, officials said.
July 31, 2022, 11:16 PM
Wildfire spreads in northern California
July 31, 2022, 12:16 AM

Massive wildfire explodes on California-Oregon border

The fire has now grown to at least 30,000 acres.
July 31, 2022, 12:16 AM
Massive wildfire explodes on California-Oregon border
July 30, 2022, 4:47 AM

Wildfire burning in western Montana forces evacuations

A wildfire burning in western Montana has spread to 2,000 acres, forcing evacuations and road closures
July 30, 2022, 4:47 AM
Wildfire burning in western Montana forces evacuations
July 28, 2022, 10:55 AM

Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region

A large wildfire on the German-Czech border spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists
July 28, 2022, 10:55 AM
Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region
July 28, 2022, 1:49 AM

Texas wildfire that's destroyed 16 homes further contained

Officials say a wildfire that has blackened 10 1/2 square miles of North Texas, destroying 16 homes, is now 40% contained
July 28, 2022, 1:49 AM
July 27, 2022, 7:47 PM

How the Oak Fire exploded so quickly in size

The Oak Fire burned over 15,000 acres within two days of it sparking near Yosemite National Park. Scientists explain factors that contributed to its rapid spread.
July 27, 2022, 7:47 PM
How the Oak Fire exploded so quickly in size
July 27, 2022, 6:54 PM

Scientists explain the factors that caused the Oak Fire to explode so suddenly

A bone-dry environment combined with scorching temperatures and ample fuel is what allowed the Oak Fire to spread so rapidly from the moment of ignition.
July 27, 2022, 6:54 PM
This is what caused the Oak Fire to explode so suddenly, according to scientists
July 27, 2022, 3:07 PM

Record heat in the Northwest as wildfires continue

ABC News' Ginger Zee tracks the latest on the wildfires in the West as extreme heat and advisories extend east.
July 27, 2022, 3:07 PM
Record heat in the Northwest as wildfires continue
July 27, 2022, 11:55 AM

Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park grows to more than 18,000 acres

A California wildfire cutting a path of destruction through tough terrain near Yosemite National Park has grown to more than 18,000 acres, state fire officials said.
July 27, 2022, 11:55 AM
Fire near Yosemite grows to more than 18,000 acres
July 26, 2022, 6:05 PM

Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park scorches over 18,000 acres

ABC News’ Alex Presha discusses the latest on the California wildfire near Yosemite National Park as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says nearly 26% of the fire is contained.
July 26, 2022, 6:05 PM
Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park scorches over 18,000 acres
July 26, 2022, 1:48 PM

Wildfire near Yosemite grows to more than 17,000 acres

The Oak Fire burning in Mariposa County has scorched over 17,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of more than 6,000 people.
July 26, 2022, 1:48 PM
Wildfire near Yosemite grows to more than 17,000 acres
July 26, 2022, 11:46 AM

Oak Fire scorches more than 17,000 acres

The blaze is California’s largest wildfire this year, with more than 6,000 people under evacuation orders and 2,500 firefighters battling the fire.
July 26, 2022, 11:46 AM
Oak Fire scorches more than 17,000 acres
July 26, 2022, 1:01 AM

Thousands flee large wildfire

Firefighters are racing to contain California’s largest wildfire of the year. The Oak Fire in Mariposa County has exploded in size as 6,000 people are now displaced by the blaze.
July 26, 2022, 1:01 AM
Thousands flee large wildfire
July 25, 2022, 5:47 PM

California has recorded its largest, most destructive wildfires in 5 years

ABC News’ Alex Presha discusses the wildfire emergency near Yosemite National Park as the fire is only partially contained and has burned at least 16,000 acres.
July 25, 2022, 5:47 PM
California has recorded its largest, most destructive wildfires in 5 years
July 25, 2022, 5:01 PM

Firefighters slow growth of California blaze near Yosemite

Crews "made good headway" against the Oak Fire.
July 25, 2022, 5:01 PM
Firefighters slow growth of California blaze near Yosemite
July 25, 2022, 12:26 PM

Alaska experiencing wildfires it's never seen before

Alaska is burning this year in ways rarely or ever seen
July 25, 2022, 12:26 PM
July 25, 2022, 12:16 PM

State of emergency in California as blaze erupts near Yosemite

The Oak Fire ignited Friday afternoon in Mariposa County and had consumed more than 15,000 acres as of Sunday night, according to state fire officials. The fire is entirely uncontained.
July 25, 2022, 12:16 PM
State of emergency in California as blaze erupts near Yosemite
July 25, 2022, 3:20 AM

California officials evacuate more than 6,000 people amid Oak Fire

Scorching temperatures and dry conditions have been contributors to the spread of the blaze.
July 25, 2022, 3:20 AM
California officials evacuate more than 6,000 people amid Oak Fire
July 25, 2022, 2:17 AM

Fast-moving Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park burns more than 15,600 acres

The Oak Fire has burned more than 15,600 acres since igniting Friday afternoon.
July 25, 2022, 2:17 AM
Fire near Yosemite grows to more than 15,600 acres
July 25, 2022, 1:35 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency amid massive fire

The massive Oak Fire has already consumed more than 14,000 acres near Yosemite National Park in California.
July 25, 2022, 1:35 AM
Gov. Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency amid massive fire
July 25, 2022, 1:33 AM

Massive California wildfire erupts

Entire hillsides are engulfed in flames and forcing people to evacuate their homes.
July 25, 2022, 1:33 AM
Massive California wildfire erupts
July 24, 2022, 11:25 PM

Explosive wildfires out of control

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency after the Oak Fire has burned almost 12,000 acres and is 0% contained.
July 24, 2022, 11:25 PM
Explosive wildfires out of control
July 24, 2022, 1:56 AM

Governor declares emergency over wildfire near Yosemite

A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park sparks evacuations.
July 24, 2022, 1:56 AM
July 24, 2022, 1:04 AM

Oak Fire spreads over 6,500 acres in California

The Oak Fire, which sparked in Mariposa County Friday afternoon, has forced more than 6,000 people to evacuate.
July 24, 2022, 1:04 AM
Oak Fire spreads over 6,500 acres in California
July 23, 2022, 2:03 AM

US takes emergency action to save sequoias from wildfires

The U.S. Forest Service says it will take emergency action soon to save giant sequoias by speeding up projects to clear underbrush to protect the world’s largest trees from the increasing threat of wildfires
July 23, 2022, 2:03 AM
US takes emergency action to save sequoias from wildfires
July 22, 2022, 6:48 AM

EXPLAINER: What's behind Europe's spate of deadly wildfires?

Major wildfires in Europe are becoming more frequent.
July 22, 2022, 6:48 AM
EXPLAINER: What's behind Europe's spate of deadly wildfires?
July 21, 2022, 10:58 AM

European wildfire threat recedes as temperatures drop

Europe’s recent spate of wildfires is abating amid cooler temperatures.
July 21, 2022, 10:58 AM
European wildfire threat recedes as temperatures drop
July 21, 2022, 3:11 AM

Where wildfires are raging across Europe

In Greece, 56 forest fires occurred in the last 24 hours, the national fire service said Wednesday.
July 21, 2022, 3:11 AM
Where wildfires are spreading in Europe